A pre-school in Chadwell St Mary has been highly praised by government inspectors, Ofsted.
Acorns Pre-School based at the Scout Hall in Waterson Road, Chadwell St Mary was inspected in September.
The report states:
Children are happy and settled in this warm and welcoming pre-school. Staff are very caring towards the children. They build strong emotional attachments to the staff.
Partnerships with parents and carers are a key strength. Staff demonstrate that they value them as partners and place high priority on working closely with all parents. Successful links with the local schools and other agencies support children to be confident and make consistent progress in their learning.
Older and younger children engage in play and learn alongside each other. Staff take account of children’s different ages and abilities when they plan activities. They adapt each activity effectively to enable all children to enjoy good-quality opportunities to learn.
Staff know the children very well. They talk confidently about where children are in their learning and what they need to do to support their continuing progress.
Staff work effectively as a team indoors and outside, ensuring children’s safety and supporting them in their play and learning.